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Provincial disaster relief for Bracebridge, Huntsville, Lake of Bays...
Residents, businesses and governments in three Muskoka municipalities are among a dozen area communities that will receive provincial funding relief in the wake of spring flooding across central Ontario.
Sat May 18, 2013
Tremors felt in Muskoka
Tremors could be felt in various parts of Muskoka and surrounding areas as the reverberation from a 5.2 magnitude earthquake in Braeside, Ontario hit just before 10 a.m. Friday morning.
Fri May 17, 2013
Prom Blitz outfits graduating girls with formal wear
PROM BLITZ. Robyn Specht-Kilroy and Rebecca Eyers hold up gently used prom dresses at the Prom Blitz held at Nipissing University Assembly Room at the Residence Complex in Bracebridge on Saturday, May 11 to help with affordable prom outfits and accessories.
Tue May 14, 2013
MP wants review of TSW water management
Local MP Barry Devolin is calling for an arm's-length review of water management decisions taken by the Trent Severn Waterway staff before, during and after recent floods along the Gull and Burnt Rivers.
Fri May 10, 2013
MP wants review of TSW water management
Local MP Barry Devolin wants the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, to launch an arm's-length review of water management decisions taken by the Trent Severn Waterway staff before, during and after recent floods along the Gull and Burnt Rivers.
Thu May 09, 2013
From floods to fire
FILLED SKIES. A Ministry of Natural Resources water bomber helps extinguish a fire off Hoodstown Road near Ravenscliffe on May 3. Alison Brownlee HUNTSVILLE Just days after severe flooding destroyed homes, docks and roads, and the region got an episode of snow, drought-like conditions coupled with a downed power line sparked a widespread brush fire ... (more)
Thu May 02, 2013
Older adults sought for seniors' Yarn Bomb Squadron
Edge of the Woods Theatre is seeking older adults to participate in free and fun drop-in knitting sessions to help create a yarn bomb.
Fire rating high
The fire rating for the District of Muskoka is now set at high. Extreme caution must be taken with all open flames.
What is local food anyway?
At Grist, there is an interesting article about the growth of the local food movement.
Wed May 01, 2013
Farmers' market coming to Dwight
LAKE OF BAYS Come this June, residents in Lake of Bays will be able to buy fresh food at the newly created Dwight Farmers' Market.
Recreation Committee hosts Spring Fling dance
I hope everyone had a great weekend and got a chance to spend some time outdoors enjoying the beautiful warm weather we had.
Resident delivers harsh verdict on audible signals
HUNTSVILLE The never-ending chirp of an audible pedestrian signal at Brunel Road and Main Street is enough to drive a person from his home, says one area resident.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Scammers gouging flood victims; Clement says federal aid will follow provincial lead
An old boathouse in Huntsville sits deep in the north Muskoka River branch as spring water levels remain high for this time of year.
Maple syrup producers have $30,000 generator stolen in Lake of Bays
It may have looked like a sweet score, but a saps who stole a generator from maple syrup producers are in a sticky situation.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Deerhurst Lakeside opens Friday, April 26 to support Huntsville flood evacuees
While parts of the front nine and driving range are still under water from the recent spring flooding, Deerhurst Lakeside Golf Course will open for play on the back nine on Friday, April 26 with a special walking rate of $30. One hundred per cent of green fees collected on the Lakeside's opening day will be donated to the local Salvation Army to ... (more)
Assistance available for flood victims: town
HUNTSVILLE The Town of Huntsville Resident Services Committee in combination with community organizations and government agencies continue to work with residents that have been displaced from their homes.
Decision about cuts to hospitals closer
QUESTIONS ABOUND. Residents lined up during MAHC's public meeting in Huntsville on April 16 to voice their concerns and have their questions answered by administration.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Two Ontario ministers visit cottage country to see flood damage, offer support
Community Safety Minister Madeleine Meilleur and Municipal Affairs Minister Linda Jeffrey planned to visit several areas, including Huntsville, Bracebridge and South Algonquin, to see the extent of the damage and offer government support.
The Brampton Guardian
Cottage country in a state of emergency
Raging waters in cottage country won't abate for several days as the Muskoka River breached several dams yesterday, leaving scores of homes and roads flooded and swallowed up boathouses and docks.